A Belvedere Castle Family Portrait

Mother holding smiling baby during Belvedere Castle family portrait in Central Park

Belvedere Castle in Central Park was closed through most of 2019 for renovations. I am happy to report, however, that the castle has finally opened, and I have all the details in today’s blog post. There are a few changes due to Covid-19 that you need to know, plus I have a full set of […]

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A Washington Square Park Family Portrait Session

Two fathers and their three daughters sitting on bench during a Washington Square Park family portrait

Washington Square Park is one of the most scenic retreats in New York City. With things changing on a daily basis, the calm beauty of this park remains steadfast. That said there are changes in the neighborhood that you should be aware of before planning your shoot. I have all the details from a recent […]

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A Gantry Plaza Family Portrait Session

Three little girls running in front of parents on boardwalk during a Gantry Plaza family portrait session

The Long Island City waterfront is a great location for family portraits. While I have visited the area several times for engagement portraits, last week marked my first Gantry Plaza family portrait session with Amanda, Timothy and their kids. We had a blast (despite the rain), and I have all the details so that you […]

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A Great Neck Family Portrait Session

Two fathers watching little boy in swing during a Great Neck family portrait session

Want to know my trick for getting great family photos? It’s all about having a plan that includes backup, after backup, after backup, of activities. In today’s blog post, I will share with you photos from a recent Great Neck family portrait session and let you in on a little behind the scenes magic.

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Newborn Portrait Tips

Spring is here, and photos of a cute baby are just what the world needs now. If you would like to capture memories of your little one, here are a few newborn portrait tips for you.

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Flushing Meadows Corona Park Family Portrait Tips

Flushing Meadows Corona Park family portrait in front of Unisphere

I have been photographing Melanie and her family since 2014. What began with wedding photos of Melanie and Jalani saying ‘I do’ underneath the cherry blossom trees in Flushing Meadows Corona Park eventually turned into family photos when little Collier arrived. It has been a pleasure to photograph each chapter in Melanie’s story, and I […]

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High Line Family Portrait Tips

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How to Get the Best Photos on the High Line Representing both NYC’s past and its future, the High Line is one of the city’s best attractions. The 1.45-mile-long elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail created on a former New York Central Railroad spur on the west side of Manhattan lures in both tourists […]

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The Best Family Portrait Poses

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Squeeze out some smiles from any family member with this list of the best family portrait poses by NYC family photojournalist, Kelly Williams.

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How to Get Your Kids to Look Into the Camera

I can’t take credit for this, but at a recent family portrait with the O’Donovan family, Rory revealed to me the ultimate lesson in how to get your kids to look into the camera. I’ll be using this little tip for every family portrait going forward. A tiny trick for maximum camera eye contact in […]

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A Brooklyn Bridge Park Family Portrait

Brooklyn Bridge Park family portrait

Are overcast skies good for photos? The short answer is yes…and no. While overcast skies can help defuse the light and make colors pop, there is a tipping point where photos go down the hill. In today’s blog I take a look at the myths and realities behind overcast skies during a Brooklyn Bridge Park […]

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